This is actually a “non-recipe” as it does not require cooking. I am a big fan of fruit salads and my mom would very often serve it before any dessert when we had guests over. It is a very good palette cleanser and it can be as easy or as fancy as you like. It also makes a very healthy snack or breakfast. I always try to use fruits that are in season so they are naturally sweet and do not require (much) added sugar. There is also an “adult version” with a little liqueur added to the basic fruit salad. I remember my mother using Maraschino (cherry liqueur from Zadar in Croatia – Wiki), but I could not find any around here, so I substituted it with Grand Marnier that works perfectly with the orange juice. I hope you enjoy this easy fruity treat.
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Ingredients (fruits and nuts can be mixed in the proportion you prefer):
Macademia nuts (or walnuts)
1 orange, juiced
2 tsp sugar (optional)
½ shot per person of Grand Marnier (optional)
Mint to decorate
Clean, peel and chop all the fruits and put them in a large bowl.
Juice one orange and pour it over the fruits.
Add sugar, nuts and raisins and mix well.
Add the Grand Marnier (optional) and mix well.
Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving. Decorate with mint leaves.
What lovely presentation in the wine glass. I love fruit salad.
Kate from Scratch says
Love this! So beutiful and I bet it tastes amazing.
Eva Toneva says
Looks fantastic – and favorite fruit flavors! 🙂
Parsley Sage says
Kiwi fruit AND Pomegranate. Woo, girl that looks amazing! I like the little boozy sneak too.
And since you’re clearly coming to visit Cayman, January is a nice time to come for a foodie because its culinary month. http://www.caymanislands.ky/culinary_month/
Hester Casey - Alchemy says
Manu, this looks wonderful. I love “non-recipe” recipes. It’s all in the flavours you choose to put together. Like the dash of Grand Marnier in there too.
LOVE fruit salad, and your presentation in wine glasses is fantastic Manuela! I have some Maraschino at home, think I might make some fruit salad tonight 🙂
I love macedonia and for a liquor in my family we added vin santo…. With its almondy taste it goes great on fruit!
Tina (PinayInTexas) says
Wonderful combination of fruits and beautiful presentation too! I love it, Manu!
Paolo @ Quatro Fromaggio says
Amazing pictures, Manu – and what a gorgeous subject you had! And thanks for reminding me that summer is starting today only in half of the world 🙂
Beautiful fruit salad Manu! 😀
All are mine and both girls’ favs fruits and nuts!
We always have lots of fruits at home but I never thought of making fruit salads! LOL
Nami @ Just One Cookbook says
What a gorgeous fruit salad! My kids will happily eat this “salad”! 😉 I really love your closeup shot! Beautiful!
Woww.. love the way it looks.. am sure its yumm.. Great when you have guests visiting 😀
[email protected] in disguise says
This looks so refreshing and yummy!
I love your pictures! they look amazing
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Love your pictures manu! This looks so refreshing, I love the presentation in the martini glass. (Makes it so much more fun to eat!)
Gosh you forget how delicious fruit salad can be 🙂
Manu, that picture is AMAZING! And I HEART non-recipe recipes! 😀 Happy Tuesday!
This is exactly how I make my summer fruit salad…with oj, sugar and a bit of Grand Marnier! SO yummy…I knew I liked your taste, Manu!
Katie @ This Chick Cooks says
That salad looks delicious! What a perfect summer dessert. I love your pretty photos. I host a recipe swap on Wednesdays and I wanted to invite you over to show off your recipe. Have a good one!
I m speechless actually…wat a lipsmacking click..
u rock dear..:)
purabi naha says
Absolutely delicious and so gorgeous! Loved it!!
I love such fresh fruit salads. Easy to make and always taste good. And also healthy.. It looks nice served in such glasses 🙂
[email protected] says
Looks so refreshing… and I love the name of the salad! I’m from Macedonia. 😉
I am good when it comes to eating my vegetables, but when it comes to fruit I am very bad. Well I have to say, you have certainly tempted me to make this fruit salad. Thank you.
Mmmmmm. Delicious and flavorful and full of vitamins. Love it.:-)
Awsm colorful looking salad. and your pictures are getting better and better 🙂 Thanks for sharing this with hearth and soul hop 🙂
Nuts about food says
Love the pictures!
Beth Michelle says
Your photos are just beautiful!!! Makes me want a fruit salad right now!